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今日推荐开源项目:《git-flight-rules》
今日推荐英文原文:《The PC is dead. Long live the cloud PC.》
开源日报第650期:《git-flight-rules》
今日推荐开源项目:《git-flight-rules》传送门:GitHub链接
推荐理由:Git是一个开源的分布式版本控制系统,可以有效、高速地处理从很小到非常大的项目版本管理,得到了大多数程序员的青睐。但是出问题要怎么办呢?git-flight-rules就是关于出现问题后应该怎么做,是一套非常详细的标准处理流程。
今日推荐英文原文:《The PC is dead. Long live the cloud PC.》作者:Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
原文链接:https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-pc-is-dead-long-live-the-cloud-pc/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
推荐理由:在如今技术更新换代飞速的时代下,普通的PC逐渐被基于云服务的PC取代。作为IT界的大佬–微软,也将跟上这一潮流,推出基于云服务的PC。

The PC is dead. Long live the cloud PC.

The old-style PC is on its way out. It’s being replaced by desktop-as-a-service, cloud-based PCs.

The containerization of Windows This is enterprise-grade cloud security technology being distilled for the masses. ZDNet’s Ed Bott recently pointed out how — a decade ago — people predicted the death of the PC, only for events to show that the desktop PC was still alive and well. That’s true. And the PC will live on for now. But I’d argue that what’s under the hood is transforming from a user and PC-centric operating system to a desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), cloud-based model.

Microsoft is giving up on Windows on the PC. In its place, Microsoft is rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). The Windows Virtual Desktop client is available across Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5. In other words, if you have a browser and a PC, you’ll be able to run Windows as a DaaS.

Microsoft is promoting this not just as a Windows desktop alternative, but as a path forward for die-hard Windows 7 users. As Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Microsoft 365 wrote:

“With the end of extended support for Windows 7 coming in January 2020, we also understand some customers need to continue to support Windows 7 legacy applications as they migrate to Windows 10. To support this need, you can use Windows Virtual Desktop to virtualize Windows 7 desktops with free Extended Security Updates (ESU) until January 2023.”

If you’re really, really stuck on Windows 7 and have a small business, this may be your best path forward. As Bott observed in a recent article, and as I’ve found with my small business buddies who won’t give up on Windows 7, there’s no easy way to buy ESU patches even if you’re willing to pay for them.

It’s clear as crystal. Microsoft sees the future of Windows on the cloud, not on the desktop. For now, its virtual desktops are aimed for business users, but I have no doubt it’ll be pushing WVD for consumers soon enough.

In the meantime, Microsoft is exerting ever more control over your existing desktop. For example, users recently discovered they have no choice but to view small banner ads in the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar UWP app for Windows 10. When asked about this built-in spam, Microsoft replied:

“The ads within the app itself will be displayed regardless of which email address you use it with. It is not removable.”

Great. Just great.

So, yes, the desktop PC and its portable laptop sibling will be with us forever. While most people can get back with a smartphone or a tablet, people who do work will always need a pointer, a keyboard, and a decent-sized display. Microsoft, which made its fortune with the PC, is taking us back to the 70s mainframe/client desktop model.

Now, I’m OK with that to a degree. I am, after all, a big Chromebook supporter. But there are times I want to be in control of my desktop.


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